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Good Morning, Jason!

Good Morning, Jason!

Underwater vehicle pilot Akel Kevis-Stirling and WHOI engineering assistants Chris Judge and Ben Tradd, also a pilot (left to right), pause for a pre-dawn photo with the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason. […]

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Welcome to Atlantis Bank

Welcome to Atlantis Bank

Atlantis Bank formed on the seafloor as the Southwest Indian mid-ocean ridge spread apart along a tectonic fault (top). The lower-crust gabbro rock that formed Atlantis Bank was slowly […]

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Whale Songs in Motion

Whale Songs in Motion

Humpback whales are legendary for their long, haunting songs, which can travel thousands of miles through the ocean. Songs and other sounds contain pressure waves that push and pull […]

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Decked Out in Yellow

Decked Out in Yellow

R/V Neil Armstrong‘s deck was awash in yellow on a recent cruise to the tempestuous Irminger Sea off Greenland. Bosun Kyle Covert (top left), WHOI Research […]

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Santa at Sea

Santa at Sea

During a pair of linked research cruises on R/V Atlantis that spanned Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, the crew and science team left a traditional enticement of cookies and […]

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Deep-sea Snapshot

Deep-sea Snapshot

This may look like a bucket of beach sand, but it’s actually a pristine sample of the ocean floor from 1,300 feet below the surface. During a 2003 expedition […]

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Trek to the Tower

Trek to the Tower

The tower in the background stands a mile south of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and it’s helping scientists track even the tiniest changes taking place in the North Atlantic. […]

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Big Gulp

Big Gulp

In 2013 New England Aquarium whale researcher and WHOI guest investigator Salvatore Cerchio and his colleagues discovered some of the world’s rarest whales living off Madagascar. Read More

Life Deep Down Under

Life Deep Down Under

Fungal colonies grow on culture dishes inoculated with samples of sediments extracted from hundreds of feet beneath the seafloor. WHOI microbiologist Ginny Edgcomb explores what life forms may be […]

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Learning by Jetyak

Learning by Jetyak

Students in a small motorboat (left) use a gas-powered kayak known as a Jetyak to measure dissolved methane and other water properties of the North River in Marshfield, Mass., this […]

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